Our Application Process

Ready to apply to Glenelg Country School?


We’re happy to have your interest and the opportunity to educate and inspire your child. The various steps of our application process are designed to help insure that your child will transition successfully into our school. For priority consideration, applications must be submitted by January 15, 2024. All remaining items in the application process must be completed and/or submitted by January 31 in order to receive an admissions decision on February 15. Should space remain available in any grade, we will continue with rolling admissions until a class is full. If you need any assistance along the way, please contact us.

Step 1
Complete Inquiry Form

We will email you login instructions to a secure parent portal within our website. Each parent or guardian noted on the inquiry form with an email address will receive these instructions and have access to your child’s admission page.

Step 2
Discover More

Although not required, families may wish to attend a Discovery Day or take a personal tour prior to submitting an application. For students applying to grades 6–11, we invite you to schedule a Meet & Greet session this fall.

Step 3
Submit Application

Submit an application by logging into myGCS. An application fee of $75 is required.

Step 4
Schedule Assessment and Testing

Assessing students during the admission process helps us determine how we can support your child’s growth and development. Our programs are designed to meet your child where they are to help them excel academically and socially.

Step 5
Request Student Records

You must request that your child’s records be sent to GCS. Download, sign, and submit the School Record Request form found in myGCS to your child’s current school. The school is asked to email records directly to us.

Step 6
Request Teacher Recommendations

Specific recommendations requirements can be found in myGCS. Requests can be made within myGCS by providing the teacher or administrator’s name and email. Recommendation forms are strictly confidential and are not shared with the parents.

Step 7
Submit Questionnaires

Parent and student questionnaires are found in myGCS and are specifically selected based upon the grade to which you are applying. Forms may be emailed, faxed, mailed, or hand-delivered to the Admission Office.

Step 8
Submit Agreement

Download and print the Electronic Signature Agreement found in myGCS. For enrollment purposes, both parent signatures are required. If only one parent has legal custody, that one parent’s signature is sufficient with supporting documentation.


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Testing and Assessments


Testing and assessment requirements for specific levels are described below: